UN Senior Finance Assistant Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Senior
Finance Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10012214
Vacancy Notice: 043/2018
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Senior Finance Officer
Grade: GL5
About UNHCR:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and
co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The
Senior Finance Assistant assists with the processing of financial transactions.
S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with
bank officials to exchange information.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain financial records for project or other office accounts for
    which responsibility is assigned. Record receipts and payments, assure
    accuracy of computation and completeness of documents and maintain
    continuing status of allotments against obligations.
  • Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems
    resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts. Prepare special
    reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons
  • Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget
    requirements and assist in preparation of budget statements for area of
  • Prepare routine correspondence and maintain contracts with others to
    discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments
  • Maintain contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining
    to office bank accounts.
  • Brief and assist new staff on basic financial procedures and
    requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency
    provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Financial transactions and reconciliations are processed in line
    with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Financial reports are provided as per financial guidelines and when

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Finance
    Assistant job placement should have completed secondary education with
    post-secondary training/certificate in Accounting, Business
    Administration, Finance or related field.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience
  • High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or local language
  • Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications
  • Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training
    relevant to the functions of the position
  • Working knowledge of another relevant UN language.
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job
Deadline: 31st July 2018
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